Fedora Hosted Usability and Developer Experience

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Sun Jun 2 22:21:28 UTC 2013


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM, seth vidal  wrote:

> I actually disagree with that.
> I think freedom of the service does matter. The debacles with google
> reader and google talk recently should be pointing that up to all of
> us. While DVCS do remove the possibility of our code getting locked up
> somewhere it doesn't help us much if our entire workflow is locked up
> there.

Personally,  I value that advantage and have advocated for free
infrastructure and emphasized that while setting up Ask Fedora etc but the
question really is, is that enough of an advantage on its own to continue
investing in maintaining fedorahosted?  I don't think so.  It is very clear
that majority of open source developers are just fine with using github for
hosting their code and if you really want to provide a compelling
alternative, you need to compete in ease of use, features etc.   If
fedorahosted was the only reliable service that is using free software, I
see a point in continuing with it but otherwise, what is the value of it
over sf.net (which now develops and uses
https://incubator.apache.org/projects/allura.html), gnu savannah,
javaforge etc?
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